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   Technology StocksGRU: Is Answers.Com ......The next Google


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From: Brinks4/8/2005 2:27:24 PM
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With Google's outside counsel involved with this company this might interest this board:

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From: Mark Fleming4/10/2005 12:28:59 PM
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When I first saw Google sending loads of traffic to Answers.com, I knew it couldn't last. Why wouldn't they provide the answers themselves. Well, they are on their way with Google Q&A. It's got a ways to go, but if you know Google, you know they will drop Answers.com soon.

Read about it here:

googletutor.com

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To: Mark Fleming who wrote (21)4/18/2005 8:22:00 PM
From: M0NEYMADE
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GRU: Answers.com Recognized by Forbes and PC Magazine
Monday April 18, 9:35 am ET
- Reference-Based Search Engine Named 'Best of the Web' and Site that Web Users Can't 'Live Without'

WESLEY HILLS, New York, April 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GuruNet Corporation (AMEX: GRU - News), creators of Answers.com, announced today that the reference-based search engine was recently named as a "Best of the Web" in the category of search engines by Forbes in the April issue (http://www.forbes.com/bow/b2c/review.jhtml?id=7689), in addition to being named one of the Top 100 Sites "You Didn't Know You Couldn't Live Without" by PC Magazine in the current issue.

"We are honored to be recognized by Forbes and PC Magazine," said Bob Rosenschein, founder and CEO. "As the search engine space continues to grow aggressively, we are pleased that Answers.com is being acknowledged week after week for its delivery on its 'Answers, not Links' promise."

Forbes praised Answers.com for its ability to one-up some of the larger, more well-known search engines because it "reads your search queries and delivers encyclopedic answers, in addition to Web links, images, translations, pronunciations and recent news about the subject." Also highlighted in the article is 1-Click Answers, the free add-on software where users can Alt-click any word in any program to get a quick accurate explanation of that word.

Noting that Answers.com gives actual answers to questions, instead of "just a list of links to sites where you might find the answer," PC Magazine listed Answers.com as one of the top education, information and reference sites on the Internet.

GuruNet announced on April 13 that Answers.com had reached over two million queries per weekday, representing an increase of over 2000% since it launched its Answers.com product and ad-driven business model on January 3, 2005.

About GuruNet

GuruNet Corporation (AMEX: GRU - News) operates Answers.com, a leading reference engine, (www.answers.com). Founded in 1999 by Bob Rosenschein, GuruNet Corporation (www.gurunet.com) provides patented technology and software tools to access concise information on demand. For additional information, visit www.gurunet.com.

GuruNet Contact:
ir@gurunet.com
Jay Bailey
Director of Communications
+1-866-576-0352

GuruNet Investor Relations:
BPC Financial Marketing
John Baldissera
+1-800-368-1217

yahoo.com

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To: M0NEYMADE who wrote (22)8/12/2005 6:22:01 PM
From: MJ
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Murdock is reported to be considering a search engine---------see partial release---------

Any opinions?

"Murdoch was responding to a question posed by Goldman Sachs' Anthony Noto, an inquisitive and thoughtful analyst.

"One area that you do not have a core competency or technology, from what I can tell, is search," said Noto. "Could you elaborate a little bit on your strategy to build a search that would enable the portal and the transfer of users across different areas of that vertical, and is this something you could build internally or externally?"

Murdoch's response hinted at the company's desire to look externally for its search. That's not a bad idea, given the host of independent search engines still out there."

From writer of article:

For instance, there is Guru.net, which owns Answers.com, one of the best resources on the Web. "

GuruNet (ANSW: news, chart, profile) carries a market value of $100 million. Then there is Mamma.com (MAMA: news, chart, profile) , whose market cap is $35 million. Miva (MIVA: news, chart, profile) , formerly known as FindWhat, is worth roughly $175 million. There is also LookSmart (LOOK: news, chart, profile) , which has a market value of $74 million. "

Will give source later.

mj

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From: MikeS977073/23/2007 8:51:40 PM
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There is an active board for ANSW over on InvestorsHub. It is located here:

investorshub.com

Mike

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From: SIer formerly known as Joe B.5/8/2007 10:09:06 AM
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What's going on today with the price drop?

Anybody listen to the conference call?

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To: SIer formerly known as Joe B. who wrote (25)5/9/2007 9:50:12 PM
From: MikeS97707
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The price drop was because guidance wasn't as good as people expected. However, IMO the business model is fully intact. I think that in Q3 and especially in Q4 we should really see some good revenue growth. For much more commentary, please look over on the InvestorsHub board which is located here:

investorshub.com

Mike

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To: MikeS97707 who wrote (26)5/9/2007 9:55:49 PM
From: SIer formerly known as Joe B.
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Thanks someone there answered me yesterday.

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To: MikeS97707 who wrote (26)5/9/2007 9:57:34 PM
From: SIer formerly known as Joe B.
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Thanks someone there answered me yesterday. I'm not sure how soon there revenues will grow but their technology is very good. I think they're likely to get acquired, probably by Yahoo or MSFT to try to compete with Google.

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To: SIer formerly known as Joe B. who wrote (28)5/9/2007 10:03:10 PM
From: MikeS97707
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I agree that they are likely to be acquired. Even if they are not acquired, I think they have a good chance at becoming a wall street darling as their revenue and earnings increase. Q2 is a minor speedbump in their long string of quarters with increasing revenue. They were mildly non-GAAP profitable in Q1 and should be very non-GAAP profitable in Q4 and beyond.

Mike

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